Strike spills over to General Motors

2012-10-05 13:26

Johannesburg - The transport workers strike in South Africa has affected production at General Motors' manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, the company said on Friday.

"We do have a contingency plan in place which is enabling us to continue to build vehicles but not at our normal production levels," he said in a statement, adding that further disruptions were anticipated should the two-week long strike continue.

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  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-05 13:35

    so now every idiot wants a salary increase, where do they think the money is going to come from ? when the economy grinds to a halt next year, will they accept a reduction in salary ? now I understand why Zuma is building himself a R200 million rand panic room.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-05 13:54

      indians did better than blacks in post apartheid and were also underprivileged. why?

      phillip.phogole - 2012-10-05 13:56

      If Zuma can build R200Millions house then the worker must demand R16000

      simon.butelezi - 2012-10-05 14:08

      @boom.afridi.56 Indians are doing better because of the ratios. Black South Africans amount to more than 70% of all races. I'm sure in numbers blacks are doing well than indians but in ratio its a completely different story. In laymen terms for every 8 black people there is 1 indian.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-05 14:12

      @simon, still no excuse. there are 1 billion people in india, and you don't ever see this happening. as poor as they are, they still work. they don't go on violent strikes.

  • julius.hond - 2012-10-05 13:36

    it is starting to affect everywhere. even in the western cape. There is lot more going on than being reported. News 24 please wake up.

  • slawek.puk - 2012-10-05 13:38

    Strike!Strike!I want increase, now! Marikana has set a trend. I'm not happy about the situation of the strikes at all.

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-10-05 13:45

    I want increase too! Where do I go to start?

  • jan.human - 2012-10-05 13:54

    It's becoming a "general" strike...Plan ahead for next year....Take budget for September and October out, and give all the workers unpaid leave for that time..And make sure that ALL sticks and stones "that can break your bones" are hidden away before that time..

  • Terry Charl Marks - 2012-10-05 13:56

    do they know what damages they do when they strike. i dont think they do. just show's you they dont. they are @@@@ narrow mined

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-05 15:05

      They have no idea at all of the damage long term/short term. It's like a nightmare where you see a toddler crawling closer to the cliff edge, and when you try and point out the danger, it turns around and gives you the finger. What can you do?

  • dewalds3 - 2012-10-05 14:01

    Big trouble brewing in little China!

  • Daniel Mah - 2012-10-05 14:15

    it doesnt rain it pours

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-10-05 14:55

    we want we want we want! EISH! but we don't want to work..and EISH...we can't think too well either. Before you ask for an amount of money, be sure you can count that far first!

  • molaoa.lebohang - 2012-10-05 16:09

    If it is true that these private companies can't reach these striker's demands let our President and his ministers cut their monthly salaries and pay these strikers therefore the state can fight for their salaries from these private companies.This is serious,if u leason on these strikers when they speak they don't like even a COSATU.If Mr Zokwana and Mr Vavi say they r going to descuss this to NUM members only is not gonna work coz these people don't like a Num .Guys i think it will be wise if on their meetings they can call even those who have joined this new union of Mr Mathunjwa coz here we r looking for a solution,truth is,NUM members who r still believing in Num r not on strike.Now how can u say u r going to descuss this with Num members whereas they didn't caused renegotiation.

  • janet.mcdonaldbelstead - 2012-10-05 22:09

    It's taken the "new" government 17 years to stuff up this beautiful country. Granted, things were not "perfect" with the previous / white government in charge, but least there was not all this nonsense and destruction. SA is heading towards being Zim #2 at a rapid pace - no need to comment on education, medical, etc as it all speaks for itself. If you put greedy idiots in charge, then things will never improve. Prepare yourself for the worst as it is still on it's way!

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